Head west along Cork's stunning coastline and savour our maritime haven.
Cork is the perfect beginning of your adventure. The southern starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way is just a 30-minutes drive from Cork City.
The Wild Atlantic Way winds its way south-west from Kinsale on to Clonakilty, over to Skibbereen past Roaring Water Bay and the Islands, then up to dreamy Bantry Bay and Sheep’s Head peninsula before turning west around the Beara peninsula and up into Kenmare in County Kerry.
There are stories and history at every turn for this is an ancient land. Stroll in coastal forts and stone circles, visit a storytelling festival on an Irish speaking island or stay in an old lighthouse overlooking the Wild Atlantic.
Cork is Ireland's Gateway to Europe's finest maritime-inspired stories and adventures. Its mesmerising landscape and 1100 km coastline deliver memories captured on an unforgettable journey to be shared over a lifetime.
On your way, you’ll see cosy harbours, secluded inlets, picturesque islands, secret coves and beautiful blue-flag beaches with pristine water and golden sand.
Kayak on a saltwater lake glimmering with phosphorescence under a full moon, kitesurf over the top of waves under the Atlantic sun or relax on a quay wall and watch sailboats slip by with a plate of freshly caught seafood.
Roam and revel in our towns and villages and awaken all your senses. Taste delicious, natural, local produce in our restaurants and cafés. Experience Cork's legendary craic and meet proud locals in pubs bursting with atmosphere. You never know where you'll end up, or who you'll meet...